Sandy Leads to Delays in Outfitting Subway Stations with Internet

Monday, November 19, 2012

The scheduled rollout of Wi-Fi and cell phone service in 30 more New York subway stations will have to wait until next year.

Transit Wireless, the firm that aims to wire all 277 stations for the MTA by 2016, announced the delay Monday. Transit Wireless CEO William Bayne told the Wall Street Journal that the response to Sandy contributed to the latest delay

Six stations in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood have working cell phone and Wi-Fi antennas. The company had planned to launch service in 30 more high-traffic stations, including Times Square and Rockefeller Center, by the end of the year.

View a map of the stations where Wi-Fi is currently available. Green are stations where you can get online, blue are stations slated to get wi-fi:

View NYC Subway WiFi in a larger map


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Comments [1]

Bernie from UWS

Thank God. Let's hope it puts a permanent stop to the cellphone service encroaching on the subway. It remains the last refuge from these boorish people who have no qualms yacking at full volume in public.

Nov. 19 2012 09:16 PM

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